CAST Enhances Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Selection Tool

Press Release | May 17, 2017

CAST’s telehealth and RPM selection tool is designed to help long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) provider organizations identify and select the telehealth system that best fits their needs.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2017
Contact: Amanda Marr, amarr@leadingage.org 202-508-1219

Washington, DC -- The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has updated its Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Selection Tool with 5 new telehealth products/vendors and 2 new case studies that show how telehealth:

  • Reduced blood pressure through a multi-user telehealth, gamification, and engagement platform.
  • Helped patients manage their conditions at home and improved outcomes.
     

CAST’s telehealth and RPM selection tool is designed to help long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) provider organizations identify and select the telehealth system that best fits their needs. Users can pick the basic requirements they need in a telehealth or RPM system from a set of 12 major categories of functionalities and get a shortlist of only products that meet those requirements.

“The telehealth and RPM selection tool is updated every year so that it continues to be relevant and useful to those interested in telehealth,” said CAST Executive Director, Majd Alwan. “In addition to LTPAC providers, other consumers, such as caregivers and older adults, can use this as a resource to help them understand telehealth technologies.”

The updated telehealth selection portfolio includes these components:

  • An enhanced Product Selection Matrix and Online Selection Tool that compares 20 different products to help providers better understand the functionalities offered by commercially available telehealth/RPM vendors. The product selection matrix is published in Excel format to allow providers to sort and delete products, and to perform side-by-side functionality comparisons of only products of interest to them.
  • A white paper, Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care: A Primer and Provider Selection Guide, that is designed to help organizations understand the range of issues surrounding telehealth. The white paper also outlines technology solutions available in the marketplace, as well as their uses and benefits.
  • An interactive guide that gives a quick overview of telehealth, the white paper, and the planning and selection process.
  • 2 new case studies that join existing examples that show how telehealth protocols improved efficiencies in LTPAC organizations.

For more information or to participate in helping to develop future CAST portfolios, contact Scott Code, CAST associate director, at scode@leadingage.org or 202-508-9466.